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Full Frame Legacy Glass and 4/3's Sensor

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by digitalandfilm, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    I recall seeing reviews of legacy glass where the reviewers stated "nice and sharp in the center, but soft in the corners" and things of that nature.

    Now- when using the same legacy glass with the cropped sensor, does that alleviate the softness in the corners, vignetting, and barrel distortion to any degree?

    I'm very encouraged with using the legacy OM and Nikon AI-s lenses, and wondered if there is a substantial improvement over FF bodies?

    Here's a sample shot of the EP2 with Nikon 28mm f2.8 AI-s 125sec, ISO 1600

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  2. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    In a word, yes :smile:

    I've shot my SMC Pentax glass on film (MX and LX), APS (K20D and K-7) and M43 (GH2 and EPL2) and found performance across the frame to progressively improve each time you step down a format (in terms of sensor size).

    For instance, on M43 I've found essentially zero light and sharpness fall-off towards the corners of the frame even with the aperture wide open (keeping in mind my Pentax lenses are some of the better examples - lower end glass may be a bit different).
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